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A tribute to Adele

(Y@H) Someone Like You (The Adele Songbook) is a celebration of one of our generation’s finest singer-songwriters. When X Factor finalist Katie Markham was selected by Adele to appear in the BBC Special Adele presented by Graham Norton, she never dreamed she would be both singing live with her idol on stage in London, and....
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Three tips to make going plant-based easy

Switching from a conventional diet to a plant-based one may seem daunting, but with just a few simple changes, you’ll be eating healthier, more satisfying foods before you know it. A plant-based diet can have multiple health benefits, including reduced cholesterol, lower blood pressure, increased energy and better blood sugar levels. It can also be
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Discovering Affordable Montreal

From pop-up events to biking, this city rocks with free activities to enjoy By Katharine Fletcher The famous French “joie de vivre” rocks in Montreal, where there are many free things to engage our interest. Whether it’s biking alongside the St. Lawrence River or Lachine Canal National Historic Site, browsing artisan vendors and dancing to
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Lighten up summer meals with veggie noodles

The secret to changing up your meals while keeping them light and healthy is vegetable noodles. Zucchini, beet or squash varieties are a great, gluten-free alternative to regular pasta and add more veggies to your diet and colour on your plate. Made with Bertolli pasta sauce and inspired by the simplicity of Tuscan cooking, this
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Three small tips to save big on organic

(NC) One popular misconception about organic foods is that making the switch is costly. But just like buying any groceries, you can save by being a savvy shopper. To reap the benefits while staying on a budget, here are three cost-effective tips. Buy in season. Fruits and vegetables are at their peak in terms of taste
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Arts & Entertainment

Memories of growing up contest winners

The following submissions about growing up have won three lucky readers an autographed copy of of Mary Cook’s new book Reflections, The Best Job in the World. Bath night By Cindy St. Michael-Bennett The wind made a low howling sound, like a pack of hungry wolves. Snow blew relentlessly, the windows were glazed over with
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Mary Cook's Memories of the '30s

Harry with the heaves

By Mary Cook My favourite horse on the farm was a sway-backed old nag called Harry. Everyone but me called him “Harry with the heaves,” because just about every breathe he took was a gasp for air. Of course, he could no longer do any work and Father just let him be … bidding his
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Top facts about the regulation of charities

By The Canada Revenue Agency Charities play an important role in our society and provide valuable services to Canadians – including the most vulnerable. That is why the Government of Canada supports charities through unique tax privileges, such as an exemption from income tax and the ability to issue official donation receipts and receive gifts
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Healthy Living

Summer fitness: what you need to know about warm weather workouts

By Women’s Health Matters Summer is a great time for outdoor activities: the days are long and warm, and there are plenty of things to do, whether it be swimming, cycling, kayaking or going for a walk. But summer has its own hazards that can present challenges: extreme heat, humidity, poor air quality and the
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Food and Nutrition

What healthy fats are and how to get them

Fats are essential for good health and an important part of any diet. Studies show that the right kinds can help maximize your metabolism, protect against heart disease, speed nutrients through your body and even improve vitamin intake. But not all fats are the same, so it’s important to choose the right type. In popular
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